State Democrats meeting today at Wadsworth
by Celia Shortt
Georgia’s State Democratic Committee meeting is today at the Wadsworth auditorium in downtown Newnan.
The meeting opens at 1 p.m., and the board will be voting on the new chairman for the Democratic Party of Georgia. the official candidates for the position are: RJ hadley, Dubose Porter and Doug Stoner.
Nikema Williams has been serving as the interim chairwoman of the Georgia Dem- ocratic Party, following Mike Berlon’s resignation on May 29. Berlon resigned as chairman amidst mounting legal problems and a suspension from the State Bar of Georgia.
Coweta resident George Johnson is chairman of the Democratic Party of the third Congressional District and serves on the executive committee. the executive commit- tee serves as the board for the organization of the state Democratic party organization.
"We’ll be electing our new chairman that day,” said Johnson. He also believes that today’s meeting will be the most significant one “in a couple of years” for Georgia Democrats.
“The state party is controlled by the state committee,” Johnson further explained.
Between 125-175 people are expected to attend the meeting.